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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – The Increasing Demand

Environmental concerns are more prevalent than ever. The world has watched for years as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have increased at an alarming rate and climate change has started to impact human health as well as the economy. The threat of irreversible damage it poses can no longer be ignored, pushing people and the Government to act, as seen through the rising number of Electric Vehicle (EV) purchases and Canada’s goal for 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035. While an admirable goal, can we be certain this is attainable? Here is what is currently being done to achieve that target.

Electric Vehicle Sales & Charging Station Installations

COVID-19 resulted in many global supply chain issues including semiconductors and microchips, devices that play a critical role in the automobile industry. In spite of this, the EV market continued to grow by over 104% year-on-year (YoY), with Canadian EV numbers increasing by 4.2% from 2021 to 2022 alone. As more and more people invest in electric vehicles as their primary mode of transportation, the Government has shown their support by accelerating the installation of the country’s EV charging infrastructure.

Government Investment

  1. Govt. of Canada is investing $2M for the installation of 260 new EV chargers throughout Alberta, to be installed in public places, on streets and at recreation centres.
  2. Ontario has committed $91M to installing EV charging stations as well. They will be installed at highway rest stops, carpool parking lots, parks, and hockey arenas.

Corporate Investment

  1. Indigenous Clean Energy, a not-for-profit, has received funding from NRCan and will be investing $316,250 to help the deployment and installation of 25 EV chargers in Indigenous communities across Canada.
  2. The City of Windsor will be home to an EV battery facility, operational by 2025, with LG Energy Solution and Stellantis N.V. creating a joint venture with a total investment of over 5 billion CAD.  
  3. General Motors Co. and POSCO Chemical are working along side the province of Quebec to build a $400 million USD EV battery component facility in Bécancour, QC.
  4. SaskPower announced their plans to invest $2 million to build approximately 20 level 3 EV’s along major highway corridors in Saskatchewan, including Highway 11 and 16.

These historical initiatives will certainly aid in Canada reaching its goals to help curb climate change but there is still plenty of work to be done and the future has much in store.

2022 and Beyond: The Future of EV’s and Charging Stations

With research predicting global electric vehicle sales increasing by over $9M this decade, the demand for energy could surpass 50 billion kWh by 2030. Although many people are interested in purchasing EV’s, surveys indicate one of their main concerns is the lack of Level 3 charging stations available to them. Going forward, we may see these further steps taken in support of the EV industry.

  1. EV Chargers – Plans to build a national network of Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations, which would greatly increase the demand for electric vehicles.
  2. EV Infrastructure – Private companies, such as hotels, condominiums and business spaces, would invest in EV charging stations in an attempt to increase revenue while improving air quality, a cause important to their consumers.
  3. EV Innovation – Improvements to smart charging solutions that help EV’s communicate with charging stations to increase the speed in which they charge.
  4. EV Technology – Creating easier to access charging for EV owners so it can be done without a membership or mobile app.
  5. EV’s preloaded with Vehicle to Everything (V2X) – Bi-directional technology that will allow consumers to reduce their carbon footprints even further, by passing energy to or from their EV batteries, allowing them to charge devices in their homes (V2H), office buildings (V2B) or the national grid (V2G).
  6. EV Development – Expanding the types of vehicles that can be produced using electric technology, we are now seeing manufacturers launch heavier vehicles such as the Ford F-150 Electric Lightning and the Rivian Automotive RT1 trucks.

To capitalize on these opportunities and stay in competition with other companies, property and business owners will need to begin installing their very own electric vehicle charging stations. While many EV charging station providers have their own solutions, EnerSavings has benefits that few can compete with.

EnerSavings EV Charging Stations – Plug into the Future

EnerSavings, one of the country’s leading energy management companies, provides turnkey EV charging solutions to businesses Canada-wide. To find reliable solutions, we must first understand the most common problems.

  1. Expensive upfront costs of over $9,000 per EV charging station
  2. Lack of infrastructure to build and install EV charging stations
  3. High operating costs of charging stations to businesses and condominiums
  4. Electric capacity limits allotted to buildings
  5. Difficulty accessing government incentives

Our solutions are industry leading, and technology driven.

  1. Hassle-free Monthly Subscription Plan
    At over $9,000 per EV charging stations, multiplied by the number of stations required, is not feasible for the majority of business owners. That’s why we offer a subscription plan of $99/month.
  2. Fully transferrable for new condominium owners.
  3. Our 2-year contract, with no penalty or cancellation fees after the first year, means there is no long-term commitment.
  4. No hidden costs as maintenance and servicing are included.
  • Intelligent Energy Management Systems (EMS)
    With our intelligent EMS, feel comfortable knowing you’ll be protected from increased energy rates and potential changes to billing structures that take place over time.
  • Electricity management happens in real time, ensuring your costs stay minimized by avoiding peak load charges.
  • How? Our charges throttle down during peak usage and back up during the off hours
  • Adjusting discretional energy loads such as fans and pumps also mitigates your overall energy costs

  • Rebate Experts
    Since our goal is to lower your costs and increase your savings, we specialize in maximizing your available rebates, taking care of the end-to-end process.
  • We partner with local utility companies, handling everything from pre-approval to post-submission. We even have the incentive fee deposited directly into your account.
  • The NRCan EV Charging Incentive Programs offers up to 50% of the total project cost at a maximum of $5,000,000 or up to $2,000,000 for delivery organizations.
  • $2.5M incentives have paid out to over 200 customers to date

Please see our contact information below for more information on how you can get started installing your very own EV charging stations.

Contact Us Today to Support a Clean Tomorrow

As demand increases, many business facilities and condominiums throughout Canada have already made the steps towards future proofing by installing EV charging stations, and EnerSavings can assist you as well. As a trusted energy advisor, we’ve created a hassle-free six step process.

  1. Free Building Assessment
  2. Custom Proposal
  3. Install Plan
  4. Utility Approval
  5. Installation
  6. Start Charging!

If you’d like to learn more or get started, feel free to visit us at www.enersavings.com/ev-charging. You can also reach out via email at info@enersavings.com or telephone at 1-800-874-3470 and a representative will be happy to assist you.

The future is electric, lets step into the future together. 

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